Kathryn Abby Hanna Park

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10
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Singletrack
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elevation (ft)
7.2
avg mph
153
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3.49 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Guest on December 31, 2002
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At least 10 miles of singletrack, possibly more. Many mile of hard pack, with a few areas of soft sand. It is pretty flat, but has some technical areas, a lot of switch backs. The trails are marked for beginner through expert. There are a large number of tree roots, which will beat up you and your bike.
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kgaul01@yahoo.com on October 18, 2014
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Review: Super fun riding but pretty rooty. Has been very well groomed lately.

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coastiebrad on October 7, 2014
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Review: Fast and fun

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ittakes2freestyle on September 15, 2014
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Review: South Loop is a fast easy trail. It's a nice cardio workout if you pedal the entire time. Very flat with few roots. Z-line is listed at the park as difficult but I would say it's intermediate at the most. Much more twisty then South Loop so it brings your speed down. Some tight trees and turns that make you duck and dodge. More roots and obstacles on this trail. A little more work on this one. Trails were in good shape so I have no complaints there. Nothing technical on this trail system.

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jpilkcrna on May 31, 2014
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Review: Both fun and challenging for beginners. Well maintained. Good for about 15 mi.

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Matthew Aires on May 7, 2014
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Review: I grew up on this trail. It is a lot of fun with some fast and flowy single track. It has been a while but I remember it being known for its root systems. Planning to travel home and ride it this weekend.

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Uberjody on March 25, 2014
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Review: there is some standing water on the south loop. But the northside is dry. Go ride!

Similar Trail: Ft Clinch

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Uberjody on February 9, 2014
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Review: This is a much more fun trail than a lot of the higher rated trails. It's all singletrack, it's one way, not much sand anymore, and is very well maintained by SORBAJAX, It has a bike wash, camping, and it's at the beach. This is a fun place to ride.

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jbond352 on October 26, 2013
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Review: This trail system is misunderstood. It is really the only thing us riders have in the greater Jacksonville area to keep us from going stir crazy. Is it challenging? Not really BUT it has some trail features that can keep your Florida legs in shape for better rides (i.e Santos/Alafia). The "Z" trail has a few bridges as well as other features that make it challenging for a florida trail. Both E Line as well as the South Loop are beginner but are a great way to put in some miles after work. I give this trail system a 4 out of 5 because it is the best trail in North East Florida.

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orbhot on July 29, 2013
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Review: Low elevation changes = great trails for single speed MTB.

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Uberjody on June 29, 2013
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Review: Trail day today. Z trail in great shape. Z Alt open and rideable. New lime rock on Misery.

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Uberjody on June 23, 2013
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Review: Hanna Park is in the best shape ever. The trail is super fun. If you haven't ridden here lately go ride it.

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bruces on April 13, 2013
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Review: Had the chance to ride this trail system on 4/11/13 and had a blast. A very smooth fast trail with small elevation changes, a few rooty sections and log overs. I enjoyed the "Z" trail the most since it's a tight twisty trail that had the most challenging features. One cool obstacle I came across was a large fallen Oak tree along side the "Z" trail that was just begging to be ridden!
Though I didn't have much time I did video a few sections so check it out on video tab if your interested.

Similar Trail: River Loop trail at Alafia state park

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surferjim on July 14, 2012
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Review: I've always liked this trail(s)...you can spend the whole day riding this park. from the well maintained loops to the off the beaten path trails near the beach line. A lot more to ride out there then meets the first timer's eye. You can probably log 15+ miles before touching your previous tracks. 3 laps around both North and South loops is a real great workout.

Similar Trail: Nothing out else out there like Hanna park that I have ridden. Been riding it since '89 and even through it evolution I still have not found anything similar. Rated it difficult due to the fact that I push myself hard on this trail.

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suppo165 on July 13, 2012
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Review: My home trail because I can stumble out of my front door and be on it. I love it for its location, but it is not very technical. It's great for an after-work ride to get your heart pumping...you're not likely to build too many skills here, especially because the people maintaining it seem to pride themselves on their ability to make it easier and easier...very disappointing! Used to be some challenging areas and obstacles, but it seems that every time I return, they've taken something else out. Most recently, they cut down a beautiful big tree that presented a challenge to get under....what's next, are they going to pave it?

Similar Trail: Fort Clinch

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jaxfrog on June 12, 2012
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Review: My home turf bike ride and first mt singletrack. I went a few days after a tropical storm and there were many branches, small trees down so the experience was dampened some. Otherwise fun challenging track with lots of twists and loose sand, and roots. Surprisingly hilly for a Florida coastal area. And the beach is right next door if you want to cool off. Headed to Wisconsin lake region next...

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synndakitt on May 10, 2012
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Review: This is a great place for a workout, it'll build your cardio no doubt. Other than that the trail is very sandy and tons of roots which drains all the fun out of the trail. This place has tons of potencial but not much is being done to make the trails better.

Similar Trail: Fort Clinch

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Guest on May 4, 2012
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Review: Rode here in July 2003 while in Jacksonville visiting my sister. Pretty cool place for being in the middle of a city. Trails consist of hardpack singletrack which winds through a small coastal forest. Trails were very rooty and slippery. When I went it was 105 degrees out. The cool thing was that when I finished the ride I just rode to the parking lot, grabbed my surfboard and went surfing.

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ms3jon on April 8, 2012
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Review: Good for a day rides since it's close by but boring scenery and lack of dedicated mountain bike obstacles make it kinda bland. Otherwise, a good ride for a workout.

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duddetts11 on January 31, 2012
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Review: Trails were great. Mini hills, roots, sharp turns, and changes in the terrain made it lots of fun. Some of the Florida trails I have ridden on have lots and lots of sand issues but KAHP was a great ride. Plus the locals were really helpful.

* Review edited 3/8/2012

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phil325 on January 11, 2012
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Review: this trail is not just for beginners. there are two sides to the park and the right side is definitely more technical than the left side. You'll get a decent workout for those who are beginner-normal skill level. those with advanced levels will see it as a light trail. LOTS of roots! a few hills, drops, tiny bridges over creeks, one random little wooden bridge in the middle of the trail away from any type of water (weird). it's a fun park to increase your beginner level skills for sure.

Similar Trail: I heard from more advanced friends that Ft. Clinch is worth the drive.

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jeffrey_j on December 31, 2011
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Review: Halfway decent trail for training but would MUCH rather make the 45 minute drive to Ft Clinch or 1 hour drive to Graham Swamp (I live near San Marco). If this trail were designed with 5 miles of trails instead of 10, I think it could almost be fun. Other than "twister" there is really no flow whatsoever to this trail. Fine if you're training for technical or just wanting to stay in shape, but overall about a 5/10 to me.

* Review edited 12/31/2011

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conspearasea on October 9, 2011
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Review: Hanna Park trails can be very fun, a little more advanced than beginner if you want to push yourself. Good training ground to get ready to visit some of the nicer trails in Florida. Well worth the trip if you either are visiting or from the area. Fairly good maintenance on the trails, watch for the sandy spots during dry spells, it is at the beach after all.

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delphinide on July 3, 2011
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Review: I have ridden this trail many times and I would not classify it as beginner. It is full of washed out roots and sandy turns. It is a great after work ride and I have to give it to the guys that maintain them...it seems like mother nature is always conspiring against keeping this trail smooth and fast. Rode this today and there are several downed trees that need to be cleared...watch out...some are low hanging. Trail is otw in good shape now...but won't be after the Xtrerra race in August.

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JMHZ2401 on April 23, 2011
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Review: first time in 10 years. Had a hard time findingv the beginner trails. Still lots of fun! A little dry so some sandy area's, but not bad.

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tyonkers on April 4, 2011
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Review: The best discription of the trails at Hanna is fun! The trails are not very difficult, but are tight and full of roots. This is a great place to ride especially after some rain. I Hanna twice last week and conditions were great. There is a new SORBA chapter in JAX working on the trails and with the park to make improvements.

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sevendaysoff on June 29, 2010
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Review: Rode all 10 miles this weekend. Not very technical but some fun, open sections and small climbs/descends . Lots of sugar sand, but it has been very dry lately. Not technical but fun. Great workout.

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FL_Biker904 on March 22, 2010
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Review: Great mt bike trail for this area. good workout, and a fun place to camp, ride, and enjoy the beach.

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GoKite5 on November 24, 2009
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Review: Nice trail for a non-challenging ride. Some tighter turns, and nice fast swooping sections. Get a workout in. Can be a little sandy.

* Review edited 11/24/2009

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robwas on February 26, 2009
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Review: Coming off a long hiatus from biking this park provided a great place for an "old beginner". We camped in the park for 3 days and rode two of them covering almost all of the trails. There's essentially two biking areas, one that starts right near the entrance with a bunch of small tighter loops and another longer trail that goes around both lakes, the campground, etc encompassing most of the park. I personally enjoyed the longer trail being less technical but offering the opportunity for more speed and smoother riding. All in all it turned out to be a great start, the camping area was pretty nice, the bathroom not great but usable and all the staff we met there were friendly.

Similar Trail: Fort Clinch is close by and offers a bit more of a challenge, the trails have more up and down elevation but it's still Florida.

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Guest on January 20, 2009
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Review: Great XC trails but nothing really technical. At least 10 miles of hardpack soil with some areas of loose pack. The campground at Hanna ran by the City of Jacksonville is ok, and some of the city park rangers were kind of rude and not very helpful at all. Camp facilities were not maintained as they should, and I would not reccomend this campground to visitors even though the trails are great. Ft. Clinch State Park is right up the road and also has some real nice MTB trails with a much better campground. All in all, great trails, but the campground and campground employees could fair better.

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brec127 on December 7, 2008
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Review: Sigle track, good for cardio...Local shops just recently got together and held a trail maintenance day..They did a great job of clearing and adding some limestone and gravel to the sandy sections, plus a few wood crossings

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SSSORT on October 14, 2008
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Review: I'm Southeast GA., so this is the closest trail where I can spend at least four hours riding. Well ridden trails, easy to navigate, and provides a challenge. Spend a weekend at the campground...take the ferry over to Ft. Clinch and back. You will have a great weekend biking and beaching.

Similar Trail: Ft. Clinch, Fernandina Beach

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EZ-E on January 11, 2008
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Review: Updating the Official City of Jax trail map link showing named trails, since the COJ site has recently changed: http://www.coj.net/Departments/Recreation+and+Community+Services/Recreation+and+Community+Programming/Recreation+Activities/Hanna+Park/Bike+Trails+Map.htm

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hazbiker on October 9, 2007
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Review: Due to heavy rains VERY sloppy. Will be a couple of weeks before it dries out.

Similar Trail: Fort Clinch

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Guest on April 15, 2007
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Review: Ok riding. Lots of freakin' roots. Trails are NOT well marked. Trails are also two way. Don't go out of your way to go here, but if your in the area it's a descent cardio workout.* Review edited 4/15/2007

* Review edited 4/16/2007

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EZ-E on February 13, 2007
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Review: Current full park access is $3. "Hanna" has always been a popular local trail for a fun after-work ride, about the oldest and most established in the Jacksonville area. Being so well-used is one of its attributes...lines are worked in well and, in normal conditions, about 90% of the parks trail surface is packed down to a firm base from the constant bike traffic. While it is a pretty consistent and dependable ride just about any day of the year, the trail is at its very best when ridden a day or two after a rain, this tends to "pack" any sandy sections of the trail down extra well. Total ascent for the core trail is about 160ft over approximately 8 miles. Suggestion to the powers that be in Jax: If park and city management would allow it, Hanna would be an ideal trail to build in more obstacles using wood and stone: bridges, small drops/ramps, rock gardens/riprap, wood constructed ladder berms, log jams, see-saws, etc...whatever the management will allow within constraints of liability. All of these could be options and maybe placed in the sandiest sections to get the riders up off the loose stuff. Given that is a designated MTB trail separate of the hiking trails out there AND the large following of riders who use Hanna, this could really put Hanna on the map as not just a lifeline to a MTB-starved community. Hanna Park was one of the first trails I ever rode on 26" wheels circa 1991. We've also made weekend trips out there: setting up camp in the well appointed full-service camping and RV sites, biking, canoeing/boating, fishing, swimming in both the ocean and lake, etc. FYI...there is a great primitive campsite right off the "Trestles" trail on the North trail section. The one thing that has always been a shame about Hanna is the lack of ongoing local support for organized trailwork there - not saying there aren't concerned individuals who have taken care of her through the years. But, for the large numbers of locals who depend on Hanna as their only in-town trail, one would think it would be maintained so much better than it is with regular trailwork days. Part of this responsibility lies with the grassroots efforts of the local bike shops, some have championed the cause intermittently but support has always been here today-gone tomorrow. Sad for the primary trail in the immediate area that justifies the sales of their mountain bikes. If I still livedin town and saw some trailwork days posted at my local bike shop, better believe I would pitch in and appreciate the shop for taking an interest in my sport after the sale. Here's the Official City of Jax trail map drawing showing named trails: http://www.coj.net/Departments/Parks+and+Recreation/Recreation+Activities/Hanna+Park/Bike+Trails+Map.htm

* Review edited 2/13/2007

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deesnats on October 3, 2006
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Review: Strictly for beginners. This trail offers no challenge however it is well maintained and biker friendly. There are no elevation changes at all, no obstacles or challenges anywhere on the entire trail system. Great trail to learn how to ride and get a workout. If your looking for a thrill look elsewhere.

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ositoking on September 23, 2006
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Review: Fast twisty singletrack -- some parts of the trail have good flow and nice berms. Other sections are fairly rooty and tight - nothing I would call technical, though. Biggest fault I can find with Hanna is the sand -- there are some sections (like Misery) that have extended stretches of sand. Other parts of the trail are essentially sand-pits. Not a big deal though and definitely not a deal breaker.

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tleake on June 12, 2006
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Review: This is a fun trail. Even the expert trails are not that hard most was ridden by my 8 year old. My 10 year old was able to ride most of it aggressively. It was broken up so if the younger guys got tired they could break off and rest. A really good time.

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Guest on April 23, 2006
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Review: This was the first place I have been mountain biking. It was challenging but fun. Great for first-timers.

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toolba on March 11, 2006
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Review: An OK trail. Fairly simple. Mostly flat. Parts haven't been used much--grown-over. I managed to find 9.5 miles. Roots. Switchbacks. Shared with campers; saw small children wandering around (dangerous). Parking $3.

Similar Trail: Fort Cinch

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mercery on November 2, 2005
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Review: Start at the beginning of the trail through rasberry court, then the grunt, next Switchback A and B, finally finish with Misery or Z. In summer, Z is filled with those banana spiders

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charlie on June 1, 2005
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Review: Pretty good bike trail, tight singlet rack, roots & by the beach some decent climbs & drops!! not too shabby. "seven"

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: No whimpy double lane sandy jeep or truck routes. Lots of switchbacks. Elevation is nill but still challenging and worth the ride to the park. I rate it higher because I've wasted time at other trails mentioned in guide books.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: The park has recently expanded its trail network to 14 miles of mainly singletrack, and it is fairly scenic to ride through. Unfortunately the only challenges are in the form of a few tight sections, some roots, loose sand(yuck) and an occasional 12 log. This is not bad for beginner or low intermediate, and it does in a pinch for the locals, but I would not drive too far to ride it. Elevation gain is minimal except near the beach on an area not on the map where it actually drops 25' quick. A couple tough climbs! Well worth the $1.00 if you are beginning or local, trails are pretty well maintained.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Hanna Park is fantastic for the innercity rider! The family and I take our vacations there and camp at the full facility campground.&& The trails are well marked with map Kiosics at each road intersection. The trails have everything that may tickle your fancy, with the exception of steep long hills. The Expert trails take some grunting and balance. The perimiter trails are easy for the entire family. The park entrance has parking, bike wash area, picnic area, fishing, beach, full hookup campground, and general store. As of Summer '99, the entrance fee for bicyclists is $1.00. Check out my descriptions of the Park at http://www.xtalwind.net/~kclamer/hanna.htm

Similar Trail: Santos Trailhead (Barge Canal as listed on this page) in Bellview, Florida

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: The trails are very sandy and is full of roots. There are a few short climbs (1-2 meters) but otherwise the trails are flat.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: There are over 15 miles of trails in Hanna, and I can't find one of them that my friends and I don't enjoy....in either direction. Twisting, turning, and scenic, the singletrack is definitely worth your time to get there. Considering the condition and upkeep of the trails, as well as the continued construction of newer trails, this place continues to improve each year. And to those of you who complain of sand...what the hell do you want??? You're 1000 yards from the friggin' beach, for Christ's sake!!! In reality, at least 75-85% of the trails are hardpack, NOT sand. If anything, it's the large exposed roots of trees that'll get you!(...and if you want a good laugh, offer first aid to newbies as they try to negotiate LOG JAM at speed...ESPN would have a field day filming Crash and Burn for mountain bikes on that trail!!!) Of course, those large banana spider-webs that hang around face level are always fun too! Personally, the proximity to the beach is a blessing. The summer can be blazing hot, so the breeze off the ocean isn't bad, and a dunk in the ocean is immediately refreshing!!! O.K., so these trails aren't the Rocky Mountains, but considering what state we're in and the close-by amenities, the singletrack is the most fun in North Florida.

Similar Trail: Fort Clinch is definitely high on the list...more technical overall with a few more hills thrown in for good measure. It's shorter than Hanna Park, however. There are about 7-10 miles of trail behind the Publix off of Butler Boulevard called Crusty Knuckl

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